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Ipswich and Colchester hospital trusts to merge
29 June 2018

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health has approved the planned merger of the two trusts that run Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals. This means that from Sunday 01 July, the two trusts will be working together as the new East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust – or ESNEFT.

The existing NHS trust logos and branding will be rebranded to reflect our new ESNEFT brand, as per our digital brand strategy.

Neill Moloney, managing director, said “This is an exciting opportunity. Working together will help us save, strengthen and grow our services and see our patients at the right time. Our new scale will help keep and attract the great staff we need.

"Our patients should continue to use our services as normal. The focus now is on bringing together our teams, IT and other shared systems over the coming months. Because time matters for everyone, we will stop doing things that cause extra stress and frustration for our patients and their families. This will take some time, but ESNEFT gives us the opportunity to provide the all communities we serve with excellent healthcare."